Small Business Reference Guide
Small Business (SB)
- Below NAICS code size threshold (U.S. citizenship not required)
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
- 51% disadvantaged; owner must be both socially and economically disadvantaged (U.S. citizenship required)
- 8(a) Business Development program
- Eligibility, Certification, and Protests Relating to Federal SDB Programs
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- 51% owned and operated by women (U.S. citizenship required)
- Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program
Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- 51% owned/operated by veteran(s) (U.S. citizenship not required)
- Veteran-owned businesses
Service-Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB or SDV)
- 51% owned/operated by service-disabled veteran(s) (U.S. citizenship not required)
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Program
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
- Tied to specific NAICS codes (U.S. citizenship required) Not applicable to Lockheed Martin’s suppliers
LGBTBE / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
- 51% owned/operated by one or more LGBT owner(s)
- LGBT Business Program
* Note EDWOSB and SDB are unrelated categories
- Eligibility is based on firm’s location (U.S. citizenship required)
- HUBZone program
Indian Organization, Indian-owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawiian Small Businesses (includes native villages and native groups as defined in the Alaska Native Claims settlement Act), Alaska Native Corporations, and Indian tribes
- 5% reimbursement for use on DoD contracts Federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations - SB/SDB credit
- Indian Incentive Program
- Office of Native American Affairs
- Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns
- FAR Part 19 Small Business Programs
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Small Business Information
System for Award Management (SAM), a new government data system that replaces several legacy systems. It is used by many government agencies as well as prime contractors to those agencies to locate suppliers to meet their unique requirements.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by Congress in 1953 to help America's entrepreneurs form successful small enterprises. Today, SBA's program offices in every state offer financing, training and advocacy for small firms. In addition, the SBA works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide.
The Small Business Administration offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. To learn more, visit the website.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was developed by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide comparable statistics across the three countries. For the first time, government and business analysts will be able to compare directly industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries. NAICS also provides for increased comparability with the International Standard Industrial Classification System (ISIC, Revision 3), developed and maintained by the United Nations.
The Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) is a ground-breaking online database of the research capabilities of over 268 minority institutions. MOLIS is used by government agencies, organizations and institutions (both private and public) to identify opportunities for HBCUs & minority serving institutions.
Post Small Business Opportunity
Prime contractors use SUB-Net to post subcontracting opportunities. These may or may not be reserved for small business, and they may include either solicitations or other notices - for example, notices of sources sought for teaming partners and subcontractors on future contracts. Small businesses can review this web site to identify opportunities in their areas of expertise. While the web site is designed primarily as a place for large businesses to post solicitations and notices, it is also used by Federal agencies, state and local Governments, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and even foreign Governments for the same purpose.
The FedBizOpps system allows government buyers to post synopses, solicitations and related documents on the internet and interfaces with other agency applications. The system also provides the functionality to search for business opportunities and to assist suppliers to register to receive notices of interest to their companies.